f8 developer keynote for 2014

Love or hate Facebook – you have to admit they are building some amazing app technology. Their stock price bears this out – having nearly tripled in the last year. Analysts say this is solely due to their mobile performance.

I have to agree.

And you may too if you watch the F8 Keynote:

Deep app linking, anonymous logins, mobile ad platforms, and a slew of supporting infrastructure. If your building an app – this is a must watch.

gliffy – super easy wireframes, flow charts, and diagrams

A friend shared with me Gliffy, a browser-based diagramming tool. It’s super easy to use – drag/drop and away you go. A bit more advanced than Google Drawings but much easier to use than Photoshop. It reminds me a lot of Microsoft Visio.

A diagram I created in a few seconds:

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I think I will use this as my first test tool. I like the simplicity and how I can start drawing without needing to learn anything. I love it when the product gets out of the way and allows me to move on my idea.

Here is an example of quick wireframe for new website idea I have:

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advice from the best product managers

Here is a blog from medium worth sharing:

50 Articles and Books that will Make you a Great Product Manager

It’s an awesome list and I’ve read many of them. But still have many to go.

Here are my favorites:

  • Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager, written in 1996 by Ben Horowitz when he was one of the first product managers for the legendary Netscape browser.
  • Do things that don’t scale, written by Paul Graham of Y Combinator, as a counter-intuitive point on the “scale, scale, scale” mantra in startups. He argues that finding a market fit for your product comes before scaling your product.
  • How to work with designers and engineers, written by Julie Zhuo of Facebook, basic/simple advice for working with my favorite people. Know what they love and hate, what makes them happy and what motivates (or demotivates them).

The full list